The ones at Ace hardware are about $10.00 and will last several years. They are about the right size, to hold the proper amount of charcoal). Kingsford has one out that holds too much charcoal.
(Go figure, they are out to sell the stuff).
These are one of the best things since sliced bread.
I got mine a few years back because I either had charcoal or fluid, but never both at the same time. It saved me a ton in lighter fluid. But....two things, make sure you place it on something that won't burn and don't do what my wife did and but the matchlight charcoal in it. I had a 4 foot flame coming out the top!
They are also great for adding charcoal to smokers.
Firestarter sticks. I think even BassPro sells something equivalent now. You should be able to pick them up at a GI Surplus store too.....if you happen to have an old M112 demo block laying around you could roll up little balls of Composition C4 and use it like Sterno... (just kidding....before I end up on some list somewhere that the liberals are keeping on us outdoors types.....let me just say that I do not participate in or condone the possession or use of illegal weapons or explosives).
I used my old one until the bottom fell out of it...then I rigged it with wire coat hangers and got another 6 months out of it...I love my new one...it's a weber...my only complaint is that it's huge....just the wife and I and because I'm a dude, I need to fill it all the way up...I probably waste a lot of charcoal that way....
good tip, next time you're at publix/kroger/wherever...pick up a bag of hickory or mesquite....throw a couple chunks in the starter with your coals